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D.R. Horton and Mattamy Homes are looking to introduce more than 400 single-family homes and townhomes in Apopka.
D.R. Horton and Mattamy Homes are looking to introduce more than 400 single-family homes and townhomes in Apopka. (City of Apopka)

D.R. Horton and Mattamy Homes continue to expand their footprint in Apopka.

The homebuilders were recently listed in applications for two separately proposed subdivisions currently being reviewed by city staff members.

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Records show D.R. Horton has entered into an agreement with property owner Orlando Beltway Associates to purchase and develop 56 acres of land within Apopka’s Kelly Park Interchange Mixed-Use District — a zoning overlay created by city officials to help drive future development and economic activity to the once sparsely developed region.

Orlando Beltway Associates is creating a 202-lot subdivision directly south of D.R. Horton’s Bridle Path single-family home community. The recently submitted subdivision plan shows the community will connect to Bridle Path and feature 125 single-family homes and 77 townhomes by D.R. Horton.

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The subdivision plan shows a clubhouse with a pool. VHB is the project engineer.

The proposed subdivision features 125 single-family homes and 77 townhomes by D.R. Horton, and connects to Bridle Path up north.
The proposed subdivision features 125 single-family homes and 77 townhomes by D.R. Horton, and connects to Bridle Path up north. (City of Apopka)

The BurnBrae Companies, a real estate company headquartered in Washington, D.C., planned the 150-lot Bridle Path residential subdivision to the north. Last year, Forestar Real Estate Group, a land developer and holding company for D.R. Horton, paid $4.18 million for the project.

In 2018, Orlando Beltway Associates sold about 51 acres across from its subdivision to Orlando Health. The property at 5401 Effie Dr. sold for about $2.34 million.

Before the closing, the hospital announced it envisioned building a medical campus that would serve communities in both Apopka and Mt. Dora at the location. No construction plans have been filed yet.

Orlando Beltway Associates bought the land in Apopka almost 30 years ago in anticipation of the Kelly Park Road interchange — one of four interchanges that opened as part of the Wekiva Parkway project. The company is led by Full Sail University founder James “Bill” Heavener, real estate developer Patrick Morley and Chuck J. Mitchell Jr., CEO of First Capital Property Group.

Other developers have followed suit.

Last month GrowthSpotter reported of plans by Coral Gables-based Michael Serviansky to secure about 35 acres of agricultural land at 4550 Golden Gem Rd., for a proposed single-family home subdivision called Golden Orchard Estates.

On the same block, Hanover Land Co. is developing a roughly 114-lot subdivision. The homebuilder has had about 40 acres under contract since 2018 as it refined plans for the property and future single-family home development.

Nearby, a new shopping center anchored by Publix is under construction.

Mattamy Homes is looking to build 58 single-family homes and 146 two-story townhomes at 2600 and 2610 Peterson Road.
Mattamy Homes is looking to build 58 single-family homes and 146 two-story townhomes at 2600 and 2610 Peterson Road. (City of Apopka)

Further south, Mattamy Homes is looking to build 200 homes at 2600 and 2610 Peterson Road.

The homebuilder was recently listed in subdivision plans by property owner PMDW Ventures, managed by real estate investors Robert Wallen and Alan Miller.

PMDW Ventures paid nearly $2.8 million for the property in 2019. The deal gave the Illinois-based entity control of two parcels totaling about 41 acres. Records show the Coca-Cola Company owned the larger of the two parcels, which consists of about 38 acres.

The international beverage company currently operates out of a 110,000-square-foot facility nearby at 2651 W. Orange Avenue. It’s also in the midst of building out its new 289,000-square-foot facility within BlueScope Properties Group’s 178-acre Mid-Florida Logistics Park in Apopka.

A Chicago-area developer is activating plans that may bring more than 200 homes on land it recently acquired from the Coca-Cola Company in Apopka.

Recently submitted subdivision plans show a residential community that can accommodate up to 58 two-story single-family homes on a minimum of 70-foot lots and 146 two-story townhomes on 20-foot lots.

PMDW Ventures rezoned the land from industrial and commercial to residential. GL Summitt Engineering is the civil engineer.

The property is located east of the Western Beltway (S.R. 429) and south of West Orange Avenue, just north of Mercury Advisors Avian Pointe community in Apopka.

Earlier this year, D.R. Horton paid $3.95 million for the first phase of Avian Pointe, which will consist of 56 build-for-rent homes.

D.R. Horton is also under contract to purchase the adjacent 118-unit townhome community in Avian Pointe. Both developments will be purpose-built rental communities. Amenities include a resort-style cabana and pool area.

Mattamy Homes declined to comment on the story.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at arabines@GrowthSpotter.com or (407) 420-5427, or tweet me at @amanda_rabines. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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